The Top 20 Singles
Find out who's on top!
Spoofing the spoofmasters.
My own attempts at songwriting. mp3s not available.
Some albums I've taken the time to listen to and rate. What do you think?
Supporting Philippine independent music (and major label players)!
Some gig's I've covered, usually underground and quite enjoyable.
Some poetry, a little fiction, and a lot of chutzpah.
Freelance writers' organization.
I am not much. But I am.
My contact information.
Some other websites I think are phat.
Just click on the mere madness at the top and it will bring you back to the home page.
|soothe the savage beast...
I've been into music for as long as I can remember; my mother said I was singing, not crying, my way out when I was born. An ugly bastard with a great voice, that's what my father said.
And now, well, I've been influenced by a slew of songwriters, mostly pop, R&B and gospel. They include Diane Warren, Emily Saliers, Glen Ballard, Paul McCartney and John Lennon, Wilson Phillips, Michael W. Smith, Babyface, Mutt Lange, Narada Michael Walden and Michael Omartian.
I haven't recorded them onto MP3, because 1) I believe in intellectual property rights and 2) I have no money to finance a recording. If you'd like to sponsor me or buy a song (based on the lyrics anyway), please email me.
Here are some of my original lyrics.
CAN YOU SAY
LIMUTIN KA NA
WHATEVER LOVE IS
I'M NOT THE ONE
The Top 20 Singles and Tracks dates back to July 1990, when the first ever No. 1 single on my chart was Wilson Phillips' "Hold On." Since then, the weekly updates chronicles the best and brightest in Philippine, American and British charts. This week's chart.
Reviews and Interviews. My collection of CDs and cassettes is nowhere near numerous, but, as with the chronicling of individual songs by the Top 20 Singles and Tracks, one can keep touch with the development in music through individual albums. Check out the albums I've had the gall to review!
I've also interviewed some wonderful musicians and checked out a couple of interesting concerts and places.
Radio. I was one-half of the tandem of Helen and Dean on LA 105.9. We hosted a four-hour radio show called "The Super Countdown" every Friday from 5 to 9. Unfortunately, it was axed four months into its life. I try not to harbor much bitterness against The Beat of the City for taking us off-air when we were developing a loyal following, but I guess it can't be helped. What do you tell people after a radio career is cut short? Laryngitis?